January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Better Schools Campaign Wants Reforms

An alliance, the Campaign for Better Schools, is calling for reform of mayoral control of the city's public schools. "It's really problematic that we have a school system that's so large and that's been consolidated so much," said Julian Vinocur. More...

Bar Association Has Pro Bono Assistance For Homeowners

Queens homeowners facing foreclosure can get free legal advice from lawyers trained by the Queens County Bar Association at the association's free, walk-in legal clinic, Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. or Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Judiciary Panel Expected To Confirm Holder As AG

After a day of questioning by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Eric A. Holder is expected to be approved by that panel as Attorney General of the United States. He will become the first African American to head that office. More...

Vallone Funds Astoria YWLS Computer Lab

On December 5, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. unveiled several new pieces of technological equipment at The Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS) of Astoria. More...

Rising Film, TV Star Has Roots In Corona

Although he has lived in Los Angeles for the last 11 years, Corona-raised Jorge Luis Pallo still misses his old stomping grounds. More...

Paterson Says He Will Choose Clinton's Replacement By Weekend

Governor David Paterson, in Washington for yesterday's inauguration of Barack Obama as president, said that he plans to choose a replacement for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by this weekend so that the new junior Senator from New York state can b More...

The Pulpit

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Sunnyside Gardens Lives On In Memories

As I think back to 1962, it seems like light years ago, although many visions are still fresh in my mind. More...

Crowley, Maloney Applaud Passage Of Expanded Child Health Bill

Congressmember Joseph Crowley cheered and colleague Carolyn Maloney quipped, "The third time will be the charm" as the House for the third time passed a bill that will improve healthcare coverage for 651,853 children in New York state and extend af More...

Vallone Prompts Albany To Toughen Laws In Child Abuse Cases

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Maloney Held Lottery For 100 Inauguration Tickets

Last Friday, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) announced that 50 of her constituents had won a pair of tickets to the presidential inauguration ceremonies on Tuesday through a lottery drawing her office held last month. More...

2009 GAHOA Scholarships Awarded at Vasilopita

On Wednesday evening, January 7, the Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) awarded eight scholarships to college students at their annual Vasilopita in their center at 23-49 31st St., Astoria. More...

ECS 5th Graders Win Play With Produce Prize

More than 100 schools across the country submitted entries that encouraged students to be healthier by eating more fruit and vegetables through the Produce For Kids Annual "Play with your Produce Healthy Challenge" contest. More...

QSO Soloist Boy Soprano Auditions Jan. 24

The Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO) is holding a search for a talented, local, boy soprano, soloist to perform in the Spring Masterworks Concert on May 9. Auditions begin Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m. More...

Video Doorman Introduced In New York Residential Market

Video Doorman, a system that remotely lets residents of non-doorman buildings receive and securely store packages when they are not home, has been introduced in the New York residential market. More...

Surveillance Tape May Hold Info About Jan. 8 Gas Station Homicide

Police last week ruled the death of a Woodside gas station attendant a homicide, and released information on a suspect sought in connection with the death. More...

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